A Message from Dan Reese - Trans World Radio Canada

A Message from Dan Reese


March 17, 2020

Speaking HOPE to a Fearful World: COVID-19

To all our faithful supporters and friends of the ministry,

We recognize that across Canada and around the globe there is great fear happening in regard to the ongoing and intensifying reports of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We hear these reports, and in our flesh, we seek a greater understanding of what this means for us, today.

We are currently in what I see as a great mission field. As people around us stock up on toilet paper, food and other day-to-day items, we have an opportunity to share the hope of Jesus Christ. As we consider the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, we ought to be comforted by the Father of mercies and in return we too can comfort those in affliction around us.

In 2 Timothy 1:7 we read the words “for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (ESV) What does this mean for us? How do we live in power and love and self control and not in fear of what the media says or what our flesh tells us?

Let’s join together. Let’s pray for wisdom for our government. Pray that those both in Canada and across the globe who have been infected would be healed. Pray for our sisters and brothers, near and far, to be filled with power, love and self-control. Let’s pray that we can be a great witness to the fearful world around us. Let’s continue to speak HOPE to a seemingly hopeless world.

We can not be paralyzed by fear because our job is not done. The nations still need Jesus.

So, we will continue to proclaim the hope found in Christ alone to the over four billion people globally who are able to listen to the radio. We will continue to share the fearless message of redemption on the internet. And where it is safe to do so we’ll continue to empower our partners on-the-ground to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the nations.

Thank you for joining with us in prayer for the nations, for our nation and for the name of Jesus Christ to go out and penetrate the hearts of people all over the world.

With the hope of Christ,

Dan Reese
TWR Canada President

 

A few practical notes:

  • At this point both our London and Markham, Ontario offices will remain open. But we are encouraging any staff who are able, to work from home.
  • All non-essential and international travel has been cancelled for all TWR Canada staff and missionaries.
  • We’ve communicated with all overseas missionaries who are all healthy, safe and secure and happy to continue the good work.
  • We are reviewing all upcoming events including the Alberta ministry events from April 15-20. We are daily monitoring reports of the situation in Canada and around the world and will make further adjustments as necessary.
  • Donations will continue to be received by phone or online.
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